The Rev. Mark Harris, a Southern Baptist minister in Charlotte North Carolina, Took to the pulpit in October and vigorously promoted Republican Thom Tillis as the candidate of choice for the North Carolina Senate seat currently held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Harris denounced Hagan's pro-abortion and queer marriage stances as "deeds of darkness."
In Georgia, Rev. Jeff Whitmire actively supported Republican Senate Candidate David Perdue over his opponent Michelle Nunn in an October sermon. In the same sermon, Whitmire endorsed Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in his bid for re-election in November.
And in Colorado Springs, Rev. Mark Cowart, pastor of The Church For All Nations, endorsed Rep. Cory Gardner over incumbent Senator Mark Udall from the pulpit. He also supported Bob Beauprez, who is running against incumbent Governor John Hickenlooper, telling his flock, "Beauprez is against more gun control, does not support abortion and he does protect the man-woman marriage — that’s the one I’m voting for. … I’m endorsing biblical principles,”
These are only three examples from a field of over 1,600 American patriot pastors who are openly defying the 1954 Johnson Amendment. So far, the IRS has taken no action, despite urging from the left to do so. Could they possibly be afraid that to open this keg of worms up for inspection by the Supreme Court would certainly result in the Johnson Amendment being struck down as un-Constitutional?
In any case, these pastors are demonstrating the ultimate weapon against tyranny – passive resistance.
"Being a lover of freedom , when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks. Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly." – Albert Einstein